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Thank you to all who have served!

Harlem Elementary sixth graders present the flag before performing a demonstration on properly folding the Flag and the meaning behind each fold. Celebrations, honoring or Veterans past and present...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 14, 2018

Community Thanksgiving Dinner will again be served at the Chinook Senior Center

No one is exactly sure what year the first Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held in Chinook, but most agree it was in the 1980’s. First held in the Presbyterian Church, the event later moved to the Chinook Senior Center when the present facility...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 14, 2018

2018 General Election: Hutton, Laird, Colby win contested races in Blaine County

The 2018 Mid-term elections are finally over after months of political wrangling back and forth, especially at the Federal and State levels. In Blaine County there were three closely contested races:...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 14, 2018

Colby wins Blaine County Sheriff race

The race for Blaine County Sheriff was probably the most campaigned locally contest race as both candidates held multiple public events, ran radio and print ads and campaigned door to door all across...

 

Chinook Blood Drive draws from 47 donors

Great turnout for the Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday November 6th. We had 47 donors present on a goal of 40 with only 2 deferrals. Great Job Chinook. We had two first time donors, Kendra McMaster and Sally Halingstad. The canteen was hosted by the...

 
 By Jane Krass    News    November 14, 2018

Hogeland Happenings

There will be a “Thanks for the Harvest” service at the Hogeland Lutheran Church on Nov.15 beginning at 6 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m.. Everyone is welcome to attend. Teresa Cornell spent last week in Billings visiting Dalton, Alyssa and...

 

Turner Talk

Don and Bonnie Harmon attended the funeral services of Michael “Donnie” Hutton on Saturday. Max and Kirsti Cederberg, and Lenny Erickson attended the Veteran’s Day dinner with the rest of the Legion and Auxiliary Sunday evening. November is Dia...

 

Two Norwegian Girls share the Scandinavian Christmas tradition

The Scandinavian Christmas tradition is filled with an extensive assortment of cakes and cookies. With just butter, sugar, eggs, flour and some spices, an elegant variety of treats is created. The...

 

Harlem Library

The final webinar in the free Lunch & Learn Solid Finances series will be “Organizing Your Financial Paperwork” presented November 21 from 12:05 to 12:55 in the library meeting room. Bring your lunch! The library will be closed Thanksgiving Day...

 

Harlem Senior Center

Thank You! To Marcia Mohar for the donated puzzle books and card shufflers. Reminder: Remember that our Thanksgiving Meal will be held on November 14th. There will be no meal served on Thanksgiving Day. Wise Words: Where there is no vision, there is...

 

Chinook Senior Center

Cancer Support will be meeting here on the 20th at 11:30 with a cancer survivor speaker. Come and join us at 11:30 and then stay for lunch of Baked Potato Bar. Thank you for the monetary donations this week to the center and the donation of cookies a...

 

Blaine County Extension and CHS Big Sky to host Crop Seminar at Chinook Eagles

The Blaine County Extension Office and CHS Big Sky will be hosting a crop seminar at the Chinook Eagles Club from 5:30 pm – 9:00 p.m. Monday, November 19. Three Montana State University faculty will be on hand to provide crop information. The...

 

FSA Maps - 2019 Acreage Reporting/Crop Certification Deadline: Nov. 15, 2018

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers, including livestock producers, are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. Producers are...

 

Chinook's 1950's era Diesel Diner to be repurposed in Rudyard

A short history of the Diesel Diner/Trail Café/Betty's Diner/Sugar Shack Alert "Journal" readers may recall a February, 2015 story about Chinook's original Diesel Diner. The 'rail car diner' was a st...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 14, 2018

Steve Edwards says Good-bye to the Black Crow Pumpkin Patch in Washington

Reporter's note: Alert readers may recall that during the last few years my wife, Sherry, and I have worked each October at Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkins and Corn Maze. It's a family owned u-pick...

 

Nov. 16th Deadline Approaches for the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program

Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the deadline to apply for assistance under the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) is Nov. 16, 2018. Agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017...

 

Vacutech Scrap Metal Turned To Art: Russel Kessel

Russell Kessel, a graduate of Chinook High School has become quite the metal artist, having designed remarkable pieces for Vacutech Scrap Metal. Above left: Vacutech fabricator, Russell Kessel never...

 

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